Yeah, I was going to be devil's advocate until you got to the second question. That doesn't make much sense...
Just curious, do you have to take the qualifying test every year as part of your program? That's what we do at Iowa. Every student takes the whole test every year, but first-years are only required to pass a certain section, second-years a bit more, etc. That's why I haven't bought any preparation materials; I just assumed this yearly testing will help me know what kinds of questions will be on the praxis.
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